We will enjoy our annual holiday fellowship lunch and gathering on Sunday, December 23, following morning worship. Bring a simple lunch food (sandwiches, etc.) and a holiday treat to share and stay for a time of fellowship and caroling. Let’s keep this gathering to sandwiches and holiday treats as we celebrate the birth of our Savior together at Living Hope Presbyterian Church.
As snowy and icy roads arrive, please remember the following things:
1. If you feel the roads are unsafe for travel, please stay home! Sing a hymn or two, offer a prayer, perhaps listen to one of our sermon recordings online at www.livinghopemaine.org.
2. LHPC almost always has a morning service at our usual 11AM hour at the church building. If you can make it there safely, you will find someone to worship with when you arrive.
3. We commonly cancel Sunday School classes, the midweek Bible study, Evening worship and other church activities if the roads are unsafe or if weather predictions indicate likely problems for travelers. If we know you are likely to come to one of these events we will try to contact you. But usually the weather itself is the best indicator.
4. If in doubt about whether an event will be happening, please call Gordon on his cell phone (207.837.9300) before setting out.
5. Most importantly, stay safe and drive safely on the slippery roads of a Maine Winter.
We will not have our usual First Sunday Fellowship lunch on Sunday, December 2. We plan instead to have a fellowship gathering later in December, closer to the holiday. More information to come… Please plan to join us for a time of good food and fellowship in a few weeks!
On Wednesday evenings at 7:30PM, our midweek Bible study group meets here at the church building. We are studying a biblical view of relationships, drawing from the book Relationships—A Mess Worth Making, by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp. Both Tim and Paul are pastoral counselors with the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Philadelphia. In 2008 they published a book entitled How People Change. Paul has written several other books on these issues: Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens; War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles; Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change. They will guide us in struggling with Scripture, and with a more distinctively Christian approach to all our relationships.
Sunday School meets at 10:00AM with classes for all ages.
Adults – Job, meeting upstairs, using as a guide the excellent book by Robert Fyall, How Does God Treat His Friends?
Youth (grades 6 – 12) – Identity & Purpose, meeting in the downstairs fellowship area
Elementary – meeting in the downstairs nursery
Preschool – meeting in the upstairs nursery
We share driveways and parking lots with our neighbors, and, especially now that the weather is warming up, children may be in and out of the church building, as well as adjacent buildings. Please drive slowly and carefully in the parking lot and in all areas near the church. We want everyone to be safe! Thanks!
If you wish to donate to the OPC Disaster Response Fund for victims of Hurricane Harvey, go to the OPC website, www.opc.org, or make a check payable to: Orthodox Presbyterian Church, designate on the check: Hurricane Harvey, and mail to:
- The Committee on Diaconal Ministries
- Orthodox Presbyterian Church
- 607 N. Easton Rd., Bldg. E
- Willow Grove, PA 19090-2539
Thank you to all who collected food for the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program's food drive and to Deacon Cal Frink for making the delivery of 5 boxes filled with food!